Our Team

Guiding Visionaries, Driving Innovation

Jacqueline Barton

President & Founder

In 2001, Jacqueline started Specialized Staffing Solutions to make a difference in the staffing industry and in the communities and lives of the people they serve. She continues to focus on day-to-day operations as well as new projects and clients in this ever-changing hiring market.


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Rhonda Crosslin

Vice President of Operations

Rhonda, one of the first Specialized staff members, has 30 years of Industry experience in delivering workforce solutions to clients. As a SHRM Certified Professional and Vice President of Operations, her expertise in risk management ensures operational compliance in Workers Compensation and Unemployment.


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Taira Nelson

Vice President of Client Success

As Vice President of Client Success, Taira oversees the creation, implementation, and sustainability of client-focused solutions through process driven operational standards. As a SHRM Certified Professional, Taira’s expertise in HR and Compliance in addition to lean management and training, allow us to leverage her experience across our team of dedicated account managers to meet and exceed client expectations.


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Emma Jordan

Vice President of Professional Services

Emma specializes in the development, implementation, and execution of comprehensive staffing programs. As a SHRM Certified Professional, she leverages her experience in solutions-based programs, high-volume recruiting, and professional level recruiting to help our clients solve business problems relative to all levels of staffing. Emma’s determination, grit, and proven approach to recruiting drives client growth even in a competitive market.


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Michelle Morey

Marketing & Communications Manager

As an experienced marketing professional, Michelle utilizes her diverse professional background to drive the company’s marketing & communication strategy and initiatives. In her role, she oversees and maintains the creation of specialty marketing materials from videography, social media, as well as digital and printed assets to promote the company and meet clients’ recruiting goals.

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Jamison Coffin

Director of Technical Services

As a seasoned IT professional, Jamison brings a wealth of insight and knowledge of industry trends to strategically align technology solutions with organizational objectives. In his role as Director of Technical Services, he champions a collaborative and cross-functional approach, fostering a culture of innovation and continuous improvement. He has successfully led diverse teams through complex projects, always emphasizing a commitment to quality and client-centric solutions in the ever-evolving landscape of information technology.

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Alison Smith

Recruiting & Retention Manager

Alison is a seasoned Recruiting & Retention Manager who specializes in skilled placements that demand specific degrees and certificates. Alison possesses a unique blend of expertise in identifying, attracting, and retaining top-tier professionals across diverse industries. Alison’s skills extend beyond recruitment; she is equally adept at implementing innovative retention strategies to ensure long-term satisfaction and engagement among employees. By fostering a culture of continuous learning and professional development, she has helped organizations cultivate high-performing teams that drive business growth.


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Proud to Be a

Women/Minority Owned Business

Serving the greater Michiana area since 2001 encapsulates a rich history of commitment, dedication, and community engagement

WBENC Certification



561320, 561312


80111600, 80111700, 80111616

NMSDC Certification




State of Indiana